When I was young, I sold bubble gum on the school bus. So I can never relate to the statement of “I can’t make any money”. It’s a simple equation, buy low and sell high. Offer a service or product and get paid. This is especially true for me. I remember times at my cousin’s house when I was 8 years old, while all the other kids would sit around and play video games, I was outside cutting grass getting paid. It’s just something that has been in me since I was a kid. I’m going to give you 3 quick ways to make cash if you’re hard up.
1. Sell items around your house on eBay, Craigslist or Amazon
You’ve probably spent money on some items that are now just sitting around your house collecting dust. Shoes, videos games, toys, junk, etc…. These things may have no monetary value to you, but in reality, someone else is willing to pay a few bucks for those items. The great thing about this is that it doesn’t cost any money. For example, let’s say you had a PS3 you wanted to get rid of for some quick cash. You just post a free ad on Craigslist and wait for someone to come pick it up. They pay you cash and you don’t come out of pocket. Or, let’s say you posted it on eBay, the only thing you’d have to pay for is shipping, but of course, you can ask the buyer to pay that or you can let the profits pay for it. If you somehow develop a knack for this kind of thing, you should check out some local storage facilities and see when they have storage units up for bids.
2. Offer to walk or watch your neighbor’s dog
This may seem easy and that’s because it is. Offering to walk a neighbor’s dog or even dog sitting is something you can do. People have to work and their dogs have to pee during the day time. This is called offering a service. If you have a certain set of skills, then you can make money. Someone needs your services. When I was in high school, I took an auto mechanics class. Yup, you guessed right. Just a few classes in, I was offering to do oil changes, breaks, and other small maintenance items for my family and friends at a cost. I saved them a fortune by not having to go to a shop, and I made a little pocket changed. I charged anywhere from $30 – $40 for a break job which took me no more than 40 mins to do. You could charge $15 to walk a dog, and if you walked 10 – 15 dogs per week…. You can do the math.
3. Go the digital route
In today’s world, you can create a digital book or course and sell it directly online. Charge the right price and throw some great content around it and you could really be on your way to millions. Don’t believe me? Check out my book “How To Make Money With No Money Down: Leverage Your Resources”. Use promo code: TRIANGLECAST and get 50% off your order. It literally took me 1 week and I had it out and ready to sell. It’s a digital PDF, so I have no inventory to hold on to. I used fiverr.com to get the book cover designed. I pay $16/mth for hosting on big cartel. I use Stripe as my payment processor and that’s really all it is too it. I post ads on facebook, Instagram, and other sites when I run campaigns. So far my sales have been pretty good. The more I put in marketing the more I make.
You can also sell courses which I’ve done. Feel free to take a look at mines here.
What I’m getting at is that there is no limit to how much money you could make given your talents. You can offer a service or sell something.
Please feel free to drop comments below and/or let us know what ways you use to create a second source of income.